Best Islands for vacation around the Globe!
Islands are a dream of paradise for most people, an escape from the daily hustle of life, and a perfect combination of sand, water, and palms to relax with. Highlights of each island differ from one another but one common thing you’d get is relaxation and peace of mind amidst the beauty of nature. Islands are not just exotic vacation spots but also are home to adventure. Adventure activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, etc. are best experienced in islands.
For better information, here’s our list of the top 10 best islands for vacation across the globe that you must visit-
- The Maldives-
We cannot talk about island vacations and skip the Maldives. The Maldives undoubtedly holds the largest number of overwater bungalow-resorts in the world and also is the most luxurious place on the globe and is a paradise for everyone. The biggest asset of Maldives is its crystal clear, abundant waters of the Indian Ocean and rich marine life. Beneath the waters, the coral reefs flourish luring the divers and snorkelers. The best time to visit the Maldives is between November to April.
Seychelles is a cluster of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, east to Kenya and south to the Equator, and is a legendary beauty packed with attractions – UNESCO-listed jungles and coral reefs to palm-lined beaches with a giant boulder on one side. Seychelles also has fish-rich marine sanctuaries that provide excellent diving and snorkeling experiences.
Its shoreline also has colorful birds and humungous tortoises. It is the best escape because of its sapphire waters and soothing aura. The best time to visit Seychelles is during April-May and October-November.
- Santorini Greece-
Majestic Black and red sands, twinkling waters, century-old windmills, blue-domed churches, colorful fishing boats, and bleached white villas down the volcanic cliffs. Santorini is a dramatic beauty with spectacular landscapes. Some highlights of the place apart from the above include the Akrotiri Archeological Site, Ancient Thira, the Black sand beach of Perissa, and the best – Sublime Sunsets. The best accommodation for a full experience is to stay in a boutique cave hotel. Best time to visit Santorini is April-May and October-November.
- Bali, Indonesia-
Bali is called the famed island of the Gods and some claim it to be Earth’s Ultimate Paradise, why? Bali has the most varied landscape of sandy beaches, hills and mountains, coastlines and cliffs, gorgeous waterfalls and rice terraces, and volcanic hillsides. Bali also has some of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Bali is also known as the “Island of Thousand Temples” because of its colorful and deeply spiritual culture. There are sea temples, directional temples, and many more.
Apart from swimming, surfing, and sunbathing at the beaches tourists can also go temple hopping, sightseeing in the countryside, spa treatments, shopping on the Bali streets, and also hiking. Another attraction is the neighboring volcanic island of Lombok. Bali is best explored between April-October.
Fiji is a fantasy dream with white sandy beaches, transparent waters, teeming corals and its wildlife is the cherry on top. Snorkeling, rafting, diving, fishing in some areas are popular activities to do in Fiji, but the breezy palms and silky warm beaches add the glory. It is the easiest to find the best island vacation for your family. The island is best enjoyed between October-November.
This Island contains 10 of 14 world’s climate zones. It’s the only place on the planet with so many condensed into one region. Lush, Tropical, Wet, Windward sides the island has got. You can even experience an ice climate in a few regions. Underneath its ocean are turtles, tropical fishes, and coral reefs. The peak time of this island is during September, November, or between April-June.
- Bora Bora-
The island of Bora Bora has a lagoon that resembles an artist’s palette of blues and greens. It is said to be the world’s most beautiful lagoon with a tropical backdrop to it is the place’s focal point. Fishes, turtles, sharks, and rays swim in the clear waters, and tiny islets dot the lagoon. Diving and snorkeling here is a must to explore the colorful marine life. An interesting part of the accommodation here is the glass flooring of the villas which is exceptional from others. The peek time to visit this place is between November-April.
- Phuket, Thailand-
Named the ‘Pearl of Andaman’, Phuket is a must-visit for you. With its exotic beaches, Phuket is number one for all the beachoholics out there. Explore the water rides/adventure activities or just stroll down the lanes and explore their culture and markets, go for spas or romantic dinners by the beach, and many more. Phuket is a place that gives so many versatile options to explore within the place. It is best visited between November-February.
- Whitsunday Islands, Australia-
The delicate Great Barrier Reef is one of the earth’s most extensive coral reef systems, supporting more than 1,600 species of fish, whales, rays, octopuses, dolphins, and more. Nestled in the heart of this world wonder are the 74 Whitsunday Islands. Whitsunday Islands is a total classical tropical fantasy Island that should be on your bucket list. Deep diving is the best thing to experience in the ocean. Hiking or national park visits can also be on the list. The island is best explored between September-March.
- Galapagos Islands, Ecuador-
If exploring things is your thing then this Island is a must on your bucket list. This is not just for nature lovers or lovebirds but is also for the wildlife enthusiast. This place is called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’ because of its vivid marine life which was born due to the volcanic activity and the ongoing seismic process. The best time to visit this place is between June-November and December-June.
So, this was your guide for the best Island getaways around the Globe. There are more and more islands around the globe but these were our top 10 picks for you. Hope this was useful.